Introducing our 2021 Committee



Ray Gibbins - Creative Photo Booth / 360 Booth

Co-Owner of Creative Booth, 360 Booth & Shiny Disco Balls. I have been involved in the wedding industry for the past 5 years and have vast array of knowledge delivering photo experiences and entertainment to wedding and events.

I love to social aspects of the Newcastle wedding scene and networking with other professional vendors.

As President I aim to build HWE membership and reputation, while creating a fun, friendly and family like environment where wedding specialists can thrive.


Vice President

Kerryn Wollington - Luxury Dry Cleaning

The Managing Director of LDC Luxury Dry Cleaning, we have Australia’s only salon for before and after wedding gown care. Located in the Hunter we provide a premium service from gown set up, dressing bride, to cleaning, preserving and box your precious memory. A member of the committee since 2016 its my pleasure to be a part of such a wonderful team to provide the biggest and the best wedding expos to our region.



Hunter Wedding Expo

I have been in the wedding industry for just over 16 years as a florist/decorator. I enjoy being part of HWE. Organising the expos is so much fun! I have met some amazing people who are now great friends



Melissa Wait Couture

Owner of Melissa Waite Couture, located in Lake Macquarie.

I began in the Bridal industry in 2006 after spending 11yrs as a costume maker for  film and theatre in Sydney.

I absolutely love working with Brides to create their dream dress.

Joined by Jeff Celebrant


Committee Member

Jeff Hindmarsh has been involved in the wedding, entertainment, theatre & event industry for more than 30 years, seeing him in his current role in his business Joined By Jeff Marriage Celebrant, DJ & MC.

Correna Davey - Wrapt in Flowers


Committee Member

Owner of Wrapt In Flowers, located in the heart of Nelson Bay. I have been a florist for over 28 years and weddings are a celebration I am very passionate about. I joined the committee in 2020 to be more involved in helping to organise and grow our expos.

Maddie Dyson - Dolface Garage


Committee Member

Passionate about cars and cake! I owner and run, Dollface Garage, where we have a fleet of dreamy, pink Cadillacs for hire. I’m also help run the family business, Sugar Shack Bakery, for those addicted to custom, yummy treats.